Energy Essentials was founded in 2013 by three energy specialists with expertise in mathematics/statistics, business administration and computer science. By having carried out the operational processes of a wholesale energy supplier and programme responsible party for years themselves, they have experienced where real value can be added by cleverly organising and automating things.
Based on a foundation of data, processes and statistics, Energy Essentials has quickly grown into a solid company and reliable partner. Our team of specialists has managed, in addition to consultancy and customization projects, to develop a platform that can be implemented in both a SaaS and an On-Premise variant.
Active on the intersection of business and IT. He has more than 10 years of experience in setting up the business processes, information flow and technical architecture within the energy market. In this, he had to deal with the daily optimization of wholesale and supplier processes. Co-founder and responsible for design and optimising wholesale and supply processes.
Dr. Sonja Kovalena
Mathematician and software developer with years of experience in developing mathematical algorithms and big data processes. Co-founder and in daily practice she is primarily responsible for optimising forecasting and data management processes.
A digital native, software developer and system engineer. Specialist in the field of IT development and application management. Co-founder and as lead developer responsible for application development and application management activities.
Experienced professional in the energy sector, with years of experience in various positions at energy companies. From sourcing and supply of energy to project development and production of sustainable energy. He knows what it means to take responsibility and always thinks from the viewpoint of the business and customer.
Senior energy consultant and product owner with broad knowledge of sourcing, trading and customer interaction processes. His main goal is always to deliver something that works and maximise business value with minimal effort. Willem is energised when he is able to combine functional and technical roles.
Graduated in Operations Research at the Maastricht University. Specialised in mathematics (modelling, simulation) and experienced software developer, both front and back-end.
Autodidact, Senior System & Network Engineer. Broad knowledge of infrastructure, network management and application management. Responsible for the service desk and infrastructure management at Energy Essentials.
Senior software developer who focuses on back-end development. He has mastered a wide range of technologies and has a keen eye for detail and quality of the software.
Mark van Zanten
Graduated in Communication and Multimedia Design in The Hague with experience in both front-end and back-end development. He uses his skills to strive for a product that is both visually and technically pleasing to work with.
Stefan van der Horst
Graduated in Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University and has been involved in the development of the Vertex platform since the start of Energy Essentials. Experienced back-end software developer and specialist in web services and API development.
With a background in physics and data analysis Zef has obtained experience working in various organizations such as the Technical University of Eindhoven and CERN. At Energy Essentials he is on the cutting edge between software and mathematics, analysing and processing big data to achieve valuable insights.
Rick obtained his MSc at TU/e and is working as business consultant within Energy Essentials. He is responsible for a wide range of activities, such as the creation of functional designs, software testing and consultancy. In this position he is also the linking pin to the team of software developers.
Martijn is an experienced UX designer with a background in Industrial Design (Eindhoven University of Technology), who creatively integrates user needs into Energy Essentials’ web enterprise solutions. His goal is to create valuable user experiences in order to make life in the office easier and more pleasant.
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Working at Energy Essentials
Energy Essentials is a fast-growing company and always on the lookout for the best people with passion and talent for software development and devising smart business processes in the energy market. We work for energy suppliers, programme-responsible parties, trading parties, brokers, metering companies and parties that carry out transactions on energy spot and forward markets.
The team covers various disciplines and we do not limit ourselves with strict job profiles. The activities to be carried out are primarily organised around the roles we take on in the various internal and external projects. We always try to bring out the best in people, so we can continue to learn and promote cross-fertilisation between previously gained experience and new insights.
Are you driven to devise and build smart solutions, and do you want to help us achieve the energy transition? Join our team! You can always email or contact us for an unsolicited application.